China Facts: 19th Party Congress, convention based rule...



China facts, the Politburo Standing Committee is traditionally considered the highest level of power in the communist party. All Standing Committee members who have reached the age of 68 in the year of a congress will be required to retire. It is worthwhile noting, however, that age based restrictions are based on convention, not written rule. There is very little doubt that Xi Jinping, who will be 64 at the time of the congress, which takes place from 8th - 18th October 2017, will continue for another terms as General Secretary, the Party's top leadership position. There is uncertainty, however, around whether the other personnel changes at the Congress will signal that Xi would stay for more than two terms per convention? *)       


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